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MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
of the party right now is that it is anti-tax and once big cuts in the size of government. and that has not changed. and through the whole budget wars we've been seeing, the sequester, i think this came up the last time i was here. the economic conservatives, the low tax, small government conservatives have established their supremacy. they have beaten out the national security hawks who didn't want to see cuts to defense. i think this is an example where they're beating the social conservatives who aren't ready for a shift in gay marriage. opposition within the party to gay marriage is substantial and they don't want a more liberalized immigration policy. so the one thing that is still here is low taxes, including on the wealthy, and deep cuts to government. i think that is a fundamental problem for the party. it cause them problems with all kinds of groups. there is only so much you can do when you change the language as long as you hold on to the tax and spending cuts policies. >> you touched on immigration policy. i think lawmakers in washington on the republican side see it as esse
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
-income families, while lowering taxes for the wealthiest people at a time which wl the rich are doing phenomenally well. one out of four major corporations is paying nothing in taxes. my hope is that we can in fact develop a strong budget which is based on revenue and judicious cut cuts. >> when i see her saying she is open to chain cpi, if she, obama, republican leaders get to a deal, it will include chain cpi or something along those lines. would you as a senator, if that becomes the deal that they all work out, would you use the power of filibuster, do you feel strongly enough to stop anything that touches entitlements? >> i don't want to speculate on a line athletic cal. the so called chain cpi would mean if you're 65 years of old, by the time you're 75, you'll get $650 less than you would have gotten. by the time you're 85, $1,000 a year less. if you're a senior citizen in the state of vermont trying to live on $15,000 a year, that's a devastating cut. let me say as chairman of the senate veteran committee, this will mean devastating cuts for disabled veterans fork widows who lost their husba
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
some republicans will spin it as another energy tax on producers. let's bring in jonathan to talk about this. i see u.s. oil production at an eight-year high. reliance on oil at a 16-year low. it sounds good. this has an impact on everything from how we fill up at the pump to foreign policy questions. how we interact with the entire middle east. this is a gigantic change, isn't it? >> it is a gigantic change. look. there are a lot of form of energy out there but we're still relying on oil more domestically, not where most americans would like to be in terms of that ratio. you're right. it has implications for foreign policy. so i don't think we're going to see the end of american reliance on oil any time soon. >> you know, one of the energy issues, jonathan, that president obama has really done his best not to deal with head on because of the political sensitivities is this key stone pipeline. i know he got an earful from republicans this week who have been urging all along for him to approve this and get it going. he has seen maybe this week to signal tentatively that's the direction h
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
one. give we give away money, about $1.2 trillion. everyone knows the tax code is a mess. economically inefficient. stacked off in times against the middle class. so if we can clean up the tax code that would be beneficial. second, healthcare issue is a very serious one. medicare costs are coming down but there's a demographic that awaits us. 10,000 folks a day are going on to medicare and it is not just medicare issue. it is a healthcare spending issue in this country that's tough on businesses, tough on individual. so if we can do something to help slow that rate of growth and confidently keep it down, that's beneficial for the broad economy. >> americans were according to polls, americans are strongly in favor of gun can control. recent poll, favor background checks. more than half favor banning assault weapons. over half favor banning large magazines. >> that's the reason i think the president is glad to be away from washington, away from congress. there is a level of dysfunction here. the power in this institution is enormous. it takes away from common sense steps. you have the fi
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